Author Archives: Linda Waldron

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Your Yard Can Be Beautiful and Nature Friendly – Why Not Add a Pollinator Garden???

It’s really good news that according to a recent survey of global consumers by Nielsen, 73% of consumers say that they would definitely…
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Designing Your Garden – Part 1

I am writing this at the end of July and truly I think you will agree with me that this is the weirdest…
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Green Gables Soil feature August 2020

It Isn’t Just Dirt

June marked the one year anniversary of this column. We have talked about the principles of a Florida Friendly Yard like right plant/right…
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Insects – Bees, Butterflies and More

In this issue I want to talk about insects — but first a bit about plants. Nearly every creature on earth owes its…
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Green Gables Birds feature March 2020

Wonderful Beautiful Birds

In January issue, we talked about trees and their importance in our ecosystem. This is a good month to talk about birds since…
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Green Gables All About Trees January 2020

All About Trees and How They Work

In the Beginning… In 1787, when the first settlers crossed the Ohio River to settle the Northwest Territory that had been ceded by…
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Doing Your Yard with all Native Plants

We’ve been working our way through the 9 principles of Florida Friendly Landscaping on the FloridaYards.org website. So far we’ve talked about: right…
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Green Gables Florida Friendly Landscaping feature October 2019

Now the Fun Stuff – Creating a Habitat

We’ve been working our way through the University of Florida’s nine principles for creating a “Florida Friendly Yard” and have discussed so far:…
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Green Gables Florida Friendly Landscaping August 2019

Florida Friendly Landscaping – Part 2

Hi all!! I hope you are enjoying your summer. Last month we started to look at the University of Florida extension service list…
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Green Gables July 2019 feature

Florida Friendly Landscaping – Part 1

Last month we started talking about why we really need to be thinking about ecology and the environment. We discussed some things you…
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